Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver

Redonk Nutshell: Conquered country’s queen must play a game of politics while keeping her love a secret The third book in Cluver’s fantasy series, Sacrifice, is the story of Alera, the queen, trying to find a way to rule her people while pleasing their new overlords, AND while keeping her own heart’s content with her love. […]

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Redonk Nutshell: Convicted assassin gets a second chance at life when she’s given the option to compete in a challenge to the death I want it to be known that I didn’t really know jack-squat about this book going into it. I knew it was a YA book, and I had read a few pushes […]

Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers

Whenever you are ready, or if you never are, my heart is yours, until Death do us part. Whatever that may mean when consorting with one of Death’s handmaidens. Redonk Nutshell: Holy assassin is surrounded by intrigue and romance while on  assignment This is a YA book that has generated a lot of buzz in […]

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Redonk Nutshell: Young woman in a vampire-ruled dystopian world adapts to becoming a vampire Allison Sekemoto is a young woman who has survived on the Fringe for seventeen years. She’s a fighter and a survivor, even up to the moment of her death when she’s attacked by Rabids, humans infected with a mutated vampire virus […]

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Redonk Nutshell: Newlywed must enlist the help of her husband’s first wife in order to save her mythological husband and his family Goddess Interrupted is the 2nd book in Aimee Carter’s Goddess Test series.  I really enjoyed the first book, The Goddess Test.  I was excited to get my hands on book two, though I tempered […]

Allegiance by Cayla Kluver

Redonk Nutshell: Reluctant Queen navigates stormy waters of polictical turmoil and her unwelcome husband Having enjoyed Ms. Kluver’s first book, Legacy, I was excited to get my grubby paws on book two and find out how Alera was faring. And…okay…see how much of an ass her husband was being. As with book one, Ms. Kluver manages […]

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Dear Fellow Raunchers, It’s my pleasure to introduce the newest member to the posse (I have a posse now, byatches!), Miss Sassy Jack.  SJ is an avid reader, audiobook-phile, and cheesecake connoisseur.  She can also be found over at Restless Jackie. I asked Sassy to read Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, a new YA book that’s […]

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Who loses hope first?  And who never gives up? Becuase it’s not the supernatural abilities that set mythical characters apart…it’s the decisions the human characters make, in impossible situations, that have us still talking about them centures later.  Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with. Redonk Nutshell: Teen […]

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

Redonk Nutshell: A fugitive healer is reluctantly convinced to heal a deathly ill magician I like Maria V. Snyder for several reasons. 1) she’s a local author to me 2) I loved her Poison Study series 3) her world building is phenomenal  So I was excited to get my hands on this book. Touch of […]

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Redonk Nutshell: A young mute woman is lured by a darkly enchanted portrait of a British Lord Done with boarding school, Natalie Stewart returns into her father’s care in 1882 New York City.  She hasn’t spoken since she was four years old, the age when her mother died in a carriage accident.  Natalie is beautiful […]

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

  Redonk Nutshell: Banished fairy prince vows to find a way to become human in order to be with the woman he loves The Iron Knight is the epic conclusion to Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series.  Go here if you’re not familiar with this series before reading on for a quick catch-me-up. Let it be known that […]

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Redonk Nutshell: Young woman struggles to find her purpose amid a political marriage and a predestined expectation of greatness I had heard some interesting buzz about this YA fantasy novel by newcomer Rae Carson, so I was excited to pick it up.  The Girl of Fire and Thorns is the story of Princess Elisa, the chosen […]